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[out-feeld] /ˈaʊtˌfild/


Cricket. the part of the field farthest from the batsman.

an outlying region.
(cricket) the area of the field relatively far from the pitch; the deep Compare infield (sense 1)

(agriculture) farmland most distant from the farmstead

1630s, “outlying land of a farm” (especially in Scotland), from out + field (n.); sporting sense is attested from 1851 in cricket, 1868 in baseball. Related: Outfielder.


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